Ghergulescu, I., Flynn, C., & O’Sullivan, C. (2016). Learning Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning in Real World Context (pp. 1391–1396). Presented at the EdMedia + Innovate Learning, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


This paper investigates the learning effectiveness of adaptive learning in real world context in over 1,700 K12 Maths classroom sessions powered by the Adaptemy system. More than 10,000 students used the system over a period of 6 months. The paper focuses on analyzing the learning effectiveness when the system was used through multiple revisions in unique learning journeys. The results have shown that students’ Maths ability improved by 8.3% on average per concept for an average of 5 minutes. Furthermore, the results have shown statistical significant improvements across various ability ranges, reducing the gap between low and high achievers.